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“The Good Old Days” Nutley Farmer’s Market Walk & Talk with Anthony Buccino

“The Good Old Days” Nutley Farmer’s Market Walk & Talk with Anthony Buccino

NUTLEY, NJ - Walkers were treated to the historical knowledge of one of Nutley’s favorite authors on Sunday August 20. Anthony Buccino, a resident of Nutley for the past four decades, shared stories and facts about Nutley Notables and the Nutley Sons honored throughout the Memorial Parks.

Buccino told TAPinto Nutley: “I think people are interested in finding out the history of Nutley. A lot of people in town have asked “Where’s the Gazebo?” Many have no idea it’s in Kingsland Park. It was built in 2002 to commemorate the 100 anniversary of the name change from Franklin to Nutley Township.”

During the walk, Buccino also shared his personal stories of growing up near the Nutley parks in what he calls ‘the good old days.’

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One of the walkers, Alan Buckley, a Belleville resident, also shared with TAPinto Nutley, stories of growing up in Nutley. One of his High School friends lived on Lakeside Dr. which leads to Kingsland Manor. Buckley shared that he and his Nutley High buddies were part of a hot rod “gang” in the mid 50’s.

As young males they would meet other ‘rodders’ from surrounding towns; mainly Lyndhurst and Kearny. Their meeting place was the cemetery behind the Tic Toc diner. Wagers were made and racing of their customized hot rod cars commenced. Buckley said that he ‘earned’ $100 for each race he won, and he was the most frequent winner.

After graduating from Nutley High, Buckley and many of his friends joined the Marine Corps. The group reunited many years later and started a tradition of meeting again at the Tic Toc Diner. The 8 or guys he calls the ‘nucleus’, meets weekly at the diner to share meals and stories of their ‘good old days.’

Buckley said he bought a home in Belleville because he needed a fourth bedroom and at the time there were very few 4 bedroom homes in Nutley. The fourth bedroom houses Buckley’s book collection of over 4,000 books. He uses the worthpoint.com site to research the value of his books and is currently selling them on EBay.

Walk Leader and historical ‘talker’, Buccino is also in the book business, having authored numerous books including ‘Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War’ - A compilation of information documenting the participation of the New Jersey towns of Belleville and Nutley (aka North Belleville, Franklin) in the American Civil War.

At the completion of the walk, author Buccino cooled off under the Farmer’s Market tent and signed copies of his books.

This week’s Walk and Talk leader is Eileen Painter, Director, Nutley Family Service Bureau. Walkers will be treated to a peek into MOUNTSIER-HARDIE GARDEN on Rutgers place. NFSB is having Delightful Garden – Delicious Food: A Family Event fundraiser in the Garden on September 9.

Some of the participating restaurants and food crafters are American Bistro  The Bosphorus  Cavallo’s Market   Corso 98Cubanelle  Kyoto Buffet  Nanina’s In The Park  Nutley HS Culinary Club  Old Canal Inn  The Petite Cafe  Petracco’s Deli & Meats - Steep for the Trees 

Books by Anthony Buccino: http://www.anthonysworld.com/books.html

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